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only on al jazeera america >> this is al jazeera. >> hello. i'm lauren taylor, this is the newshour live from london. after weeks the prime minister reveals new measures but will it upset the sectarian balance? haiti's first election after years of delays. >> escaping violence, facing new challenges. is findinfinding security in yed
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finding added nutrition in afghanistan. >> the start for premier league arsenal and their new keeper, being at west ham, a two-nil win. >> raim prime minister hasiraqis revealed a number of new measures, haider al-abadi wants to get rid of six posts, three deputy prime minister and three vice presidents.
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nouri al maliki. mohammed jamjoom is in baghdad, from there he sent this report. >> iraq's government shocked the country with its announcement, that the prime minister and council of ministers would seek to cancel the positions of some of its top leadership. a decree garnering strong concerns on the street of the capital. >> translator: this is a real test for the blocks of parliament. if they refuse the prime minister's decree they will be singled out and will be held accountable. >> reporter: prime minister haider al-abadi's proposal cancels the positions of three vice presidents and three deputy prime ministers just one of the proposals he's putting forward to cancel the wasteful spending. abadi, is answering the protests
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of his citizens. demanding electricity, air conditioning, clean water and most importantly an end to corruption in parliament. by sunday just hours after abadi's announcement that sentiment had only grown stronger. >> i like to preent gift to ouro our politicians, those who have been so corrupt over the past 13 years just like they've been playing with us like puppets these past 13 years. >> reporter: now protestors are further emboldened and further protests are called. while the heat may have reached record levels, activists insist they will still come out on the streets. parliament has already approve approved -- amping supply, at a
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time when iraq is low on so many resources, mohammed jamjoom, al jazeera, baghdad. supported by churches and registered as refugees, many say they want to emigrate to europe and the u.s. reporting from the town of fuhase. >> it's been a year since iraq's first group of christian refugees escaped to jordan. they were in the hands of islamic state of iraq and the levant when it took control of mosul. northwest of the capital aman. they and their disabled daughter who fled last year may never see iraq again but they say that's the price they're willing to pay to keep their faith because they no longer trust tear government.
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>> translator: how can we be expelled from our homes and towns where we grew up just like that without any rights? we served our army and our home land. >> reporter: christian leaders attended as did an envoy of pope francis. appealed to the international community to take action against the continuing persecution of christians. iraq's christians are among the oldest christian communities in the world. we want this to stay, we want the christians to stay, we want to save the true identity of the middle east. >> reporter: they prayed for peace but most are never sure if they will ever enjoy it in this part of the world. >> translator: my children have been out of school and college for two years. their future is over. we feel we are alive just to breathe and eat, we have nothing
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to do but wait. >> reporter: the persecution of iraq's christians began long before this appeared. insist they never want to go back, iran is not a place for christians but they want to keep this region all together. they are here to apply or the asylum in western countries. that's why most refugees who find sanctuary in jordan's churches are frustrated. the walls are partitioned to house many families. he can't move on until he is settled in a country he can call home. >> we're psychologically exhausted. we want out, we want to emigrate. >> reporter: there is a lot of heartache and trauma here but those who are lucky enough to leave iraq are glad they're safe and their faith remains strong. al jazeera, jordan.
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let's go back to the proposed political shakeup in iraq and joining us live in the studios, chair of the contemporary studies. how much difference would it make to abolish the posts? >> hardly any. 6 most redundant posts at best for the political establishments. you need to deal with the root causes of the endemic corruption. just to give you an idea of what i'm talking about, iraq ranks one of the most corrupt countries in the world. out of 170 countries, iraq ranks 170 in the index of corruption in the world today. >> is this a start, in effect a symbolic way of saying we're going to tackle corruption, we're not sure what the measures should be and getting through parliament? >> absolutely you have to start somewhere but you have to send a
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message to the parasite elite. most of these are political perks, financial perks for various communities, thing sunnies, the shia, the new kurds. about accountability that has been lacking in iraq in particular after the u.s. led invasion of iraq in 2003. >> this move came just after the grand yoa ayatollah sistani. >> very, very important. sistani is the most promote cleric in iraq. you must reach the piergs o asps of the people. rib lauren you live in iraq. one of the hottest temperatures
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in the world, and yet for 12 hours you don't have electricity, water. sometimes you don't have electricity for two days. imagine the poverty, the infrastructure that exists, 20% is living in abject poverty. >> do you believe the suggestions of moves will be enough, or people will still want to come out in the streets and demand more? >> by the way just for your own view every year in the summer around this time of the year protesters basically go out in the streets because the situation become very pronounced and punishable. if the prime minister delivers and i doubt it very much, because you're going to have resistance from the power brokers, who benefit from the system so we have to wait and see but if he does not deliver it really is seeing a situation very serious. we are witnessing in a final point, we keep talking about the sunni-shia cleavage, divide.
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what this tells you, they took place, in the heart of the ruling regime in the shia area. this tells you a bigger divide, a socioeconomic divide that is much bigger than sunni-shia divide that all of us have been obsessed with in the past years. >> thank you very much for coming in. haiti's president michel martelly has cast his ballot. nearly four years of delays caused by low voter turnout could threaten the election's legitimacy. rob reynolds bring us up to speed where you are and what's been going on. >> reporter: we're here in a voting place in port-au-prince,
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and so far there have been 56 arrests for election related miss deeds, seven weapons have been seized by the police and 26 voting centers have been shut down for various problems, that's 26 out of 1508. so we are joined now to fet a betteget abetter idea of how the going, by elena, head of the european union observing the elections. thanks for being here. >> pleasure. >> what are you observing? >> a certain normality, people have been able to vote, go to the polls and express their vo vote. there are some incidents in the poll centers but not the general rule. the a result is a certain
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normality that we hope will be maintained all throughout the day. >> so far you're satisfied that things are going -- >> i think things are going like that until the end of the day. i hope so. >> reporter: of course there's still some time to go. democracy of course is a good thing in and of itself and people should have a right to vote and choose their leaders. but why is a stable political environment so important for a country like haiti that has so many problems? >> haiti is a country who needs development. needs all the help of the international community. and the political stability, it's key to get some help from the international community. that's also for investment from people out of the area, so you
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need stability, to get government, without it, it is very difficult for people with such deep problems to have a better future. >> so i guess the ultimate goal of an observer mission such as yours would not -- would be to never come back and observe, because everything was going well. >> that will be the -- that will be realize a very, very good thing. not ohave to observe more. >> reporter: might take some time, yeah? >> might take some time. >> reporter: very good. thank you very much, ma'am for speaking with us today. want to point out that also there will be a runoff election for these parliamentary candidates. that will happen in october, on the same day as that runoff election the first round of voting for the next president will happen, president martelly is not running, not permitted to by the constitution. and yet there will be likely another runoff election in december for the president. so the european observers and other observers like she and her
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colleagues will have a lot of work to do as well. back to you. >> see rob reynolds earlier report that he filed on the situation in hayet. >> reporter: in the haitian country side life is hard, money is scarce and government services are nearly nonexistent. people in this village fetch their water from the same stream that their animals wade in. florence has a seventh child on the way. >> government doesn't provide any services for us. >> reporter: the head of the government that leaves her to fend for herself, president michel martelly was holding a rally nearby and asking for votes. decades of misrule, corruption,
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foreign intervention and years of natural disasters have left haiti a hollowed out state. largerly run busy outsiders, nongovernmental organizations or ngos. haitians resent this. >> let's help them but the mistakes is they always want to think for us to design for us to do things for us. >> reporter: haiti's prime minister admits there's a problem. >> translator: we are conscience of hoconscious of hos affected a long crisis of instability. >> reporter: they feel haiti would be better off on its own. >> translator: i think they should go. they brought us cholera. they caused us more misery. >> but without more help from doctors without borders working
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alongside haitian physicians the health system would get worse. education too depends on outsiders. 90% of schools are operated by churches and foreign organizations. one bright spot is policing. the head of the u.n. police operation says the haitian national police is doing a good job of law and order. >> it's a myth that the haitian police are not doing it now. i can see it today. my officers are not involved in managing the security across the country as much as the hnp is. >> reporter: officials say sunday's elections if successful will be a major step towards haiti reclaiming its sovereignty. rob reynolds, al jazeera, port-au-prince.
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>> growing number of asylum seekers and you'll hear what an antidoping expert has to say about claims that major marathon races may have been won by cheats. security forces have arrested a number of israeli settlers after overnight searches in occupied west bank. an 18 month old baby and his father were killed and other family members were seriously injured. al jazeera's imtiaz tyab is in jerusalem and has the latest. >> reporter: al jazeera has learned that at least 9 israelis have been taken into custody in what are known as outposts in the occupied west bank. outposts are different from settlements in that they are considered illegal under israeli law not just international law.
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the people there are for ideologic reasons and they are, quote, cracking down on what they describe as jewish extremists. whatever the case, we understand that these people have been taken into custody. we also hear that some are already in the process of being released. now in the background of all of this of course is the case of this family which was attacked in the palestinian village known as duma in which an 18 month old baby was burned to death. his father just died a day ago, two other members of his family are still in the hospital in serious condition. while it does beg the question on cracking down on jewish extremists, they are cracking down. >> at least 37 people died in
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the attack on aleppo, attacking syrian rebel headquarters. syrian rebels attempted to defend the village before the activates took over. strategy of the u.s. backed coalition in iraq is not working. firmly controls its de facto capital raqqa. zeina khodr reports from across the border in southern turkey. >> i.s.i.l.'s capital for almost two years raqqa, these people hide their identities to protect their families and colleagues back home. some of them have been killed but this has not stopped them in raqqa from a campaign to save their city. their information suggests that u.s. coalition led air strikes have done little to banish
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i.s.i.l. from inside the city, working in i.s.i.l.'s favor. >> translator: the u.s. support for the kurdish militia has caused acre among the arabs. pushed the arabs out. many of them went south to raqqa and now some are saying they fear the kurds more than i.s.i.l. >> putting together a army to fight i.s.i.l. what it's called the new syrian army, there are those who warn against this. >> translator: any force linked to the u.s., will be looked upon in this way, the u.s. won't work with them because they are religious. >> reporter: the new syrian forces are supposed to lead the
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force against i.s.i.l. but have been linked to el nusra front. >> nusra is not the only obstacle. the force is not strong enough and many rebels will not join because it won't fight the syrian regime. >> reporter: syrian rebel groups that consider both the government and i.s.i.l. as enemies. >> translator: there won't be any solution if the coalition doesn't focus the fight against the coalitio other groups as we. >> reporter: for now the focus is to clear i.s.i.l. from the northwest. along turkey's border and stop the flow of foreign fighters. but this won't stop i.s.i.l. in syria, may create more even miss on the ground, zeina khodr, al jazeera, southern turkey.
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>> more than 300 children in the punjab region were sexually abused by a gang of men for several years. seven men were arrested avid yoas oafterafter videos of theis emerged. >> reporter: some 280 children were sexually abused and assaulted by a gang of 25 men over a number of years. so far seven men have been arrested. there are reports that some 400 videos were made and thousands of these ended up on a local market sold for as little as 40 cents each. the parents are also saying these videos could have ended up in the u.s., u.k. and europe. saying children have been drugged and families forced to pay money and jewelry to these gangs. essentially they were blackmailed by the gangs. the families of the victims are calling for a full judicial
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inquiry. they say that they don't trust the police to properly investigate this. they're also calling for military courts to hear any cases of the accused. this is created a great controversy in pakistan, a great deal of outrage and disgust amongst the public in a country where the protection of children's rights is very poor, and many people have little faith in the judicial system, which they say is rife with corruption. >> reporter: former pakistan high commissioner to the u.k, thank you very much indeed for coming to talk to us. this abuse appeared to be going on for several years. why is this only emerged now? >> well unfortunately in pakistan such things do not, you know, come out in the public because, you know, people feel shamed and this has been as you said has been going on the last seven years and this is the first case that has come out in
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public. and cry in the public and everybody's ashamed of what has happened. but i must tell you that i attended a child abuse conference here, ten years ago, and the conference listed pakistan much below the rest of the countries. but this incident is likely to be a catalyst that is going to bring about a lot of changes in the law enforcement and i'm sure in this case for example they had a child abuse protection organization and they were sleeping and i'm sure the government will take civil action against them. those officers were caught unawears. >> one of the responses appeared to be the law minister said on television it was actually about a land dispute and wasn't to do with child abuse. he seems to be dismissing -- >> that is all nonsense. people get scared of such scandals, try ocover them up and this is not on, even if you
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don't like it, you are covering up a thing that just happened, not good for the society itself. >> this will make people more prepared to bring things out in the public. the culture of covering things up even for victims perhaps? >> i agree with you. it should be everyone's demanding it needs to be a high level commission, but we want a much bigger thing, supreme court or something. and also, to have a fresh legislation to punish the people who were found in it. and again i must say that this is a global problem. it has to be tackled globally and you know this is ongoing you know you just saw yesterday there was mention of london, all these things are going on and unfortunately, in the terrible countries children are much abused and they need to be protected by international pressure. >> do you think the authorities
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will actually do enough to solve it? one activist has said actually this is the tip of the iceberg. there may be other cases out there. >> i assure you no culprit would escape. whenever somebody tries to cover it up, it will not be covered up. prim and proper will not do it again. >> thank you for coming. we appreciate it. still to come on the newshour. from colonial outposts to global economic giants. singapore celebrates 50 years of independence. the remains of men, women and children are laid to rest in peru decades after they died. and in sport, the veteran swimming champion once again defying his age and his rival.
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♪ >> hello again a reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. after weeks of protest the iraqi prime minister says he wants to abolish six top government posts
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as part of a plan to tackle corruption and improve services. security forces arrest a number of israeli settlers after noarchovernight searches in the occupied west bank. and elections are underway in haiti after four years of delays. progovernment forces in yemen have taken the city of zinjibar. saudi led coalition to launch their attack, prohadi forced retook the southern city of aden last month. influx of people to escape violence in other part of the country but even those who seek safety struggle to survive as caroline malone explains. >> people who live in med yahia
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town, water is ten times what it used to be. limited access in and out of media and not enough to go around. >> we call on international humanitarian organizations to accelerate the supply of aid as people are in dire need of the basics inclusion you food and medication. diseases are spreading. we need urgent intervention to save lives and stop suffering. >> reporter: among those suffering are many internally displaced families, escaping the niche city of aden, living in temporary camps with no resources. but they are at least under the guard of local resistance fighters who protect the town. influx of people into media is putting strain on an already suffering system. >> this is the only hospital in
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the region. the hospital is already full but more people keep coming. >> reporter: the u.n. says 80% of yemen's 21 million people need some kind of aid or protection and according to the international committee of the red cross 1.3 million people have also been displaced by the fighting. >> there are thousands of wounded and dead people. there are a lot of displaced a lot of destruction, but there is also the indirect impact, the fighting also leads to the fact that in vaccination programs cannot take place anymore. >> reporter: and then there is the issue of electricity. there isn't any unless you have a generator and can get diesel. it is a challenge for those living if this relatively safe town despite fighting all around. caroline malone, al jazeera.
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>> authorities captured more migrants from the mediterranean sea as the migrants were spotted drifting in rubber dinghies. so far this year, 2,000 have died trying to reach europe by boat. for migrants you may get safely to land. one of the most desired destinations is germany. tents are being constructed to accommodate the number of asylum seekers. dominic cain reports from dresden. >> this is the town of eisen hutenstat in western germany. people this state says it is struggling to accommodate. >> the drama is because of the high numbers of refugees our asylum system is in melt down at the moment. the high number of migrants say
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the system is extremely stretched. >> a rise in migrants in eastern germany. in april a home that was due to house asylum seekers was bombed. attacks compared to 2014, last week this tent city in dresden saw a standoff between opponents and supporters of the npd which has been labeled neonot city. its represent says the arrival of more migrants is disturbing. >> our own identity we have as a population as nation as germ man's, that becomes a problem once main one direction. >> reporter: that view seems not to be shared by many in dresden. >> translator: i think germany is rich enough to absorb it. we can all contribute so the
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misery is reduced. >> translator: i think we have nearly reached a limit. we should try and cater for those who have arrived now but soon we will reach our limit. >> the people that are temporarily housed in this tent city, come from conflict areas. urgent need of food assistance and in some cases medicine and in many states they don't know what will happen to them. >> no i not feel about, i come here just i feel for now life. >> i don't know what is about, then what happens to me. my future. yeah. that's -- i so hope to good teacher, yes. >> the red crox in saxon red c
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says.it's humanitariasaysit's h. suggestions that more than 400,000 new migrants will arrive in germany this year. dominic cain, al jazeera, dresden. sunday marks a year since a white police officer in the u.s. city of ferguson shot and killed unarmed black teenager michael brown. a demonstration was held on sat, to remember brown and the weeks of protests his death sparked. kristin saloomey is there for us. what's the mood like there? >> reporter: well lauren this is a s somber day for the family and friends of michael brown as you might imagine. they were at a memorial service just a short distance from here about an hour ago where michael brown was remembered and michael brown sr. did not say a lot at
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this event but he talked to us and oartland others about how ms event meant to him. this is a small city on the outskirts of st. louis, about 21,000 people, but hundreds showed up in the blazing sun, at the location of where michael brown was shot and killed. and it was so diverse, there were black people, white people, young and old, families of all races, a sense of unity, but also a sense of defiance. there is still the feeling among some here that things are not changing quickly enough although they acknowledged there has been some change on the issues of race and policing, which were called to light by michael brown's death. but this feeling that justice hasn't been served since darren wilson, the police officer who shot him was not charged
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criminally. he was cleared locally and federally of any criminal wrongdoing. to quote activists in a chant they used here often no justice no peace, that was the theme of the speeches at the earlier memorial event. so while this is a day to mark accomplishments and so on for the movement towards justice that started here in ferguson, a year ago, there is definitely a sense that the wound of michael brown's death has not healed. >> what other events are planned to mark the anniversary? >> reporter: well, in a short time people are going to be gathering at the church that you see behind me. you may see that there's people already starting to come. there will be more speeches, more talks, prayer to honor michael brown and his family. and other events have been planned and taking place all weekend long. the city has planned job fairs and also a back-to-school give
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away to the local kids. an attempt to show the city is here to sterve youth of this area and they're calling it a unity weekend. we're also hearing from activists that more acts of civil disobedience are planned. they're saving that for monday, the day after the official recognizremembrance. they're not saying much about what that is about, race and policing, they're promising they'll keep up that fight until they have the results and the changes they think are warranted. >> okay, kristin saloomey, thank you very much indeed. singapore is celebrating 50 years of independence. island state became one of the world's leading economies. sahil raman reports. >> a cast of thousands
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celebrating statehood. the organizers promised to show no one would forget and they kept that promise. nearly 3,000 square meters of led screens high tech projections and a spectacular light show would youd the nearly 50,000 spectators who managed to get tickets to the venue. trips down memory lane to show strength unity and identity. and on it went the army and the nave on the ground while if air force treated the crowd with precision flying. prime minister took the salute. many had wondered how he would cope without his father, lee quan yew.
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respected and created envy for those who were aspiring to do the same. time to effect on the future. >> they have their nationalism and patriotism. >> we plan to view the fireworks. >> reporter: there was plenty of pageantry but commentators have suggested the celebrations will not last long. there are important decisions to be made in the future. >> the prime minister is making a lot of remarks for the future. the ruling party, the appointment of several mps so i think we'll see an election sooner than later. >> many people i've met this past few days not just
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singaporeans, but ex-pathpats tt came out of a country, the present reality they live comes from the decisions that were made in the past. so while they soak up the atmosphere of this unique occasion, for now, the party goes on. sanhil raman, al jazeera, singapore. a two decades long civil war in peru left thousands dead or missing. the remains are victims are finally being trowrnd their loved ones. arianna sanchez reports from ayacuco. >> they have waited for 20 years for this year, the remains of 57 men, women and children recovered from distant places.
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>> foaferght us because public servants created atrocities against their life. >> in 1980 the shining path launched a 20-year war against the state. nearly half of the victims died here, most were among peru's poorest andeans, creard out brutal killings. a forensic team worked for years to verify identity. venecia's family died. her father and brother alberto survived and now after 30 years, their little sister, miguelita has been identified. >> the killing of innocent children and pregnant women, it hurts to have no family.
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>> 2800 remains have been given up to the ground and half of them returned to their families but thousands of preuzvians are afraid to get involved. >> they are fearful of their security. investigations could speed up if they were willing. >> reporter: since the state doesn't really know how many people remain disappeared, it doesn't have a map to locate the mass graves and doesn't have a policy to search for the disappeared. that's why families are demanding that. search will help thousands of people like this one to find the bodies of their loved ones. one of the 70 families in the tiny village who have been looking for their dead for years. >> translator: we are happy, we are together with my mother and stepfather, we can visit them in the cemetery and will
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always love them. >> after decades of pain they can find some peace. al jazeera, peru. argentina's primaries which are open for all citizens take place this weekend. ahead of the presidential elections in october. teresa bowe reports from buenos aires. >> make ends meet is a challenge. she lives in the slum in buenos aires. >> translator: it is difficult we have a very large inflation. i make around $300 a month but it's not enough. we used to do a barbecue once a month but not now. >> reporter: with presidential elections only afew months away, poverty is at the center of the debate. the government claims argentina has one of the lowest poverty
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rates with only 5% but the opposition claims those figures are unrealistic. the national statistics institute has been essentially run by the government since 2007. that's why people like daniel menendez have been struggling to find how many live below the poverty line. >> our group measures every month the price of basic staples how much is bread, basics, sugar. our numbers indicate that poverty in argentina is between 25 and 30%. >> reporter: a sharp decrease since the economic crisis in 2001, when poverty figures rose to around 50% but still far from the 5% that the government likes to claim. the government has implemented social programs this have helped millions around the country but
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in slums like this one people tell us that those programs are not enough to leave poverty behind. >> the observatory of social debt in argentina founded by pope francis, recently released a report claiming that at least 11 million people are living inn poverty. inflation is the main problem. >> inflation has been on the rise in recent years and no jobs generated. combined with economic stagnation has created a bottleneck where poverty doesn't climb anymore. >> in some areas where people like antonio rio live, many are awaiting for changes that will help them in their struggle for a better life. al jazeera, buenos ayers.
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aires. >> from kabul jennifer glasse has this story. >> mohammed says he has tripled his soybean crop this year because last year's crop was such a success. >> we gave some to our neighbors to see if they would like it. it was fresh a long time and better protein. >> malnutrition is still a nationwide problem here despite billions of dollars in aid. four out of ten afghan children are stunted and almost one fifth of women are reproductive age are underweight. the dough in this kabul bakery could double.
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>> bakeries in kabul loan only 60 use so i flour. owner omar, started adding soy to his breas six months ago. >> some people understand, that is the basis base area for your children for family. >> a lot of his bread goes to hospitals an orphanages. buying crops to supply four factories around the country. >> soybean is a new concept here in afghanistan. therefore, we have soy t tofu, soy cookies. >> but their only kabul store doesn't haveful customers. so i is a new product here. around the country an estimated 12,000 farmers grow grow soybeans on about 6,000 acres of land. that's only a fraction of what could be cultivated.
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much more land than that is used to grow opium poppy. front line in afghanistan's battle against malnutrition. jennifer glasse, al jazeera, kabul. >> still ahead. >> god i love you and i miss you, congratulations you made it. >> tribute as their father is honored by the nfl. andy will have more in sport. sport.
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>> andy is here now for sport. >> thank you very much lauren. winning start as west ham's coach. arsenal wil ask hoping that ther new keeper, will do better, checker and marazarati. >> when you are a professional football player you face responsibilities don't look at something else. that is what is it. we have to look at ourselves and figure we are not good enough. >> no matter what you do, the press believe in your work and they go yes yes this is good this is good system you know this is good save. for me the best proof of that is naturally when you have something on paper. >> steve mcclaren started life
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as newcastle' newcastle's manag. big improvements on the 6-1 loss there on the final day of last season. >> to get a winning perform on the back of where we were 11 weeks ago, i thought it was a most honorable clefn performance, knew we had to defend well, really pleased with the performance. >> from the bell januar belgiano sign of the magic sponge, instead this. not quite sure away the ailment is or what the treatment is, clearly effective though, as he was able to carry on playing i believe. now organizers of the london marathon have accused athletics
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world governing body iwff, not deterring doping. this time focusing on the blood test results of big city marathon winners. the paper claims the london marathon has been won seven times in 12 years by runners with suspicious readings. the charges are based on medical data leaked from the iwaf. here are the most recent allegations. winners of the big 4 marathons should be under suspicion, the main winner was eventually stripped of her four marathon wins and athletes with suspicious blood scores collected more than $4.5 million in winnings. >> some of the athletes their health was in danger because their blood was so thick. and yet the organizers never
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told this. in fact what then happens is that these same athletes just go on competing in further events for years and nothing is done against them. >> some top athletes including double olympic champion have opted to release personal medical information in order to defend their innocence. athletes are being put in a really difficult situation. >> this is very, very complicated data. there are very complicated systems of collecting this information from various blood test results. analyzing it and looking for patents and trends. sometimes over a matter of months, sometimes over a matter of years. but the sunday times did engage two of the foremost imminent experts in blood analysis both australian professors who are the go-to guys in providing the advice on analyzing these type of blood data results. think it's really unfortunate that it's fallen to the athletes themselves to have to prove to the public that they have been
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competing free of performance enhancing drugs. it's really the responsibility of the international federation to have in place all the mechanisms and all the communication to make sure that they and they alone protect the integrity of the sport and protection the reputation of the athletes competing in those sports. >> australian cricket bosses say darren leeman is safe in his position, captain michael clark has confirmed he will be quitting international cricket after the fifth and final, steve smith expected to be named as clark's successor. now 18 time olympic champion michael phelps has set another best time, this time in the 200 butterfly. phelps was secluded from the world championships after being convicted of drunk driving. the 30-year-old will be free to swim at next year's olympics.
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an moacial tribut emotionalr san diego linebacker committed suicide, could be linked to concussions he suffered while playing. they're wathatthathayer was inde hall of fame. >> i would just like to thank my family and everyone else who have providerred so muc provide. dad i love you and miss you. >> that's it for me lauren. >> thank you very much indeed. that is it for us, but stay
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